Have you ever seen the giant Douglas Fir tree section in front of the Lakewood Library? Ever wondered about its size and how it got to the library?
The Lakewood Historical Society and Museum will host a monthly meeting Thursday, Jan. 22 at the library and the tree will be part of the program. The program is free to the public.
Becky Huber, Historical Society president, said the 7 pm program in the library’s community room at 6300 Wildaire Road SW will delve into the history of the library as well as the giant tree section. Ms Huber and Library volunteers from Friends of the Library will present the program.
Also taking part in the program will be a member of the Tenzler family, for whom the library was originally named. Herman E. Tenzler, owner of Northwest Door Company, donated funds for establishment of the original library and he had the tree section moved from his business to the library.
By the way, the tree section is 12-feet across and the tree was 586 years old when it was felled in 1946.